"The Master" movie quotes tell the story of a military veteran who is lost, but later finds a home in a cult-like religious movement, at least for a while. The artistic drama film released by The Weinstein Company was written, produced and directed by the Academy Award-nominated Paul Thomas Anderson. "The Master," which has drawn parallels to the religious organization Scientology, made its debut at the Venice International Film Festival before a full release in September 2012.
In "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix portrays Freddie Quell, a World War II veteran with a love of homemade moonshine and a violent streak when drunk. After struggling to adjust to life back in the states after the war, Freddie takes comfort in the The Cause, the religious movement started by Lancaster Dodd, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Swayed by the words of Lancaster's wife, Mary Sue Dodd (Amy Adams), the prospect of free booze and Doris (Madisen Beaty), a young girl that catches his eye, Freddie commits to in The Cause, working tirelessly to recruit other members, among other things. But after questioning the beliefs and intent of Lancaster, Freddie makes the choice to break away from the pack that had become his family, and attempt to destroy everything they built.